Current Intelligence Bulletin 62: Asbestos Fibers and Other Elongate Mineral Particles: State of the Science and Roadmap for Research

2010
NIOSH Docket Number 99-C

The purpose of the Roadmap is to identify major knowledge gaps and uncertainties needed to be resolved to allow NIOSH to update and develop evidence-based recommendations for asbestos fibers and other elongate mineral particles. It recommends a research framework that can serve as a guide for the development of specific research programs within and across disciplines. The intended goals of the research to be undertaken are to provide answers to current scientific questions, reduce scientific uncertainties, and provide a sound scientific foundation for future policy development so that optimal health protection can be assured.

During development of the Roadmap, NIOSH sought comments on the Roadmap during three public comment periods, and the public comments received on draft Version 4 are in the files identified below. In addition, the Roadmap has been scientifically peer reviewed and reviewed by the National Academies.

NIOSH continues to be interested in available and forthcoming research results that can help answer the questions set forth in the Roadmap, as well as information on existing workplace exposure data, health effects, and control technologies.

Final Document

NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 62: Asbestos Fibers and other Elongate Mineral Particles: State of the Science and Roadmap for Research; 2011-159; 3/1/11pdf icon [PDF – 161,336 KB]

Materials under evaluation

A short summary of the comments received on the draft along with NIOSH’s responses; 3/1/11pdf icon [PDF – 24,771 KB]

Revised Draft—NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Asbestos Fibers and Other Elongate Mineral Particles: State of the Science and Roadmap for Research. Version 4 – 1/29/10pdf icon [PDF – 9,320 KB]

Notice; 75 FR 7284; 2/18/10pdf icon [PDF – 152 KB]

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) brief “A review of the NIOSH Roadmap for research on asbestos fibers and other elongate mineral particles”; 10/20/09pdf icon [PDF – 85,750 KB]

NIOSH response to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies review report; 010110pdf icon [PDF – 285 KB]

Submissions in order or receipt

Submission to NIOSH Docket from David Egilman (Consultant) w/attachments; 2/24/10pdf icon [PDF – 3,035 KB]

Submission to John Howard (NIOSH) and NIOSH Docket from Ann Wylie (University of Maryland); 3/22/10pdf icon [PDF – 72 KB]

Submission to John Howard (NIOSH) from Moshe Maimon (Levy, Phillips &Konigsberg, LLP) w/attachments; 4/9/10pdf icon (9 pages, 17,884kb)

Submission to NIOSH Docket from John Kelse (R.T. Vanderbilt); 4/12/10pdf icon [PDF – 10,065 KB]

Submission to John Howard (NIOSH) and NIOSH Docket from Joseph Satterley (Sales, Tillman, Wallbaum, Catlett &Satterley Law Offices) w/attachments; 4/12/10pdf icon [PDF – 2,702 KB]

Submission to Dr. John Howard (NIOSH) from Denise Abrams (Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood &Harley Law Corporation) w/attachments; 4/14/10pdf icon [PDF – 6,368 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Arthur Frank (Drexel University School of Public Health; 4/14/10pdf icon [PDF – 1,140 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Allies; 4/15/10pdf icon [PDF – 774 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from William Ford (National Stone, Sand &Gravel Association (NSSGA)) w/attachments; 4/16/10pdf icon [PDF – 1,042 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from D. Wayne Berman (Aeolus, Inc.); 4/16/10pdf icon [PDF – 10,681 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Drew Van Orden (Consultant) w/attachments; 4/16/10pdf icon [PDF – 6,140 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Mark Ellis (Industrial Materials Association—North America); 416/10pdf icon [PDF – 1,457 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from William Kelly (Center for Regulatory Effectiveness); 4/23/10pdf icon [PDF – 2,515 KB]

Submission to NIOSH Docket from Elaine Panitz (Private Person); 5/19/10pdf icon [PDF – 12,685 KB]

Submission to Paul Middendorf (NIOSH) from James Webber (New York Department of Health); 5/27/10pdf icon [PDF – 4,150 KB]

Submission to Paul Middendorf (NIOSH) from John Hayden (National Stone, Sand &Gravel Association (NSSGA)); 6/10/10pdf icon [PDF – 177,864 KB]

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